Monday, 6 June 2011

Oakham Buttercross & Stocks

Oakham buttercross

A 17th century buttercross stands to the side of Oakham's market square. Originally locals would've gathered here to buy milk, eggs and butter.

Oakham's stocks are sheltered by the cross. Can you spot anything weird? :-)

the stocks in Oakham

Looking up into the roof of the buttercross...

the roof of Oakham buttercross


Emm said...

I had to look up the term buttercross!! That is lovely and it must be going on 400 years old, right? I'm imagining they only put one hand in the stocks out of a pair, or something, as there are only room for five hands!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I've just returned from a few days in the south west of France and seeing this makes me realise how similar their old covered markets are. I didn't see any stocks though. One space for a head?

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